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File #: 2023-3335   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 8/23/2023
Title: Elect Chair and Vice Chair (Action)

Title

 

Elect Chair and Vice Chair (Action)

Body

 

To: Honorable Chair and Members of the Transportation Commission

 

BACKGROUND

The Transportation Commission (TC) bylaws and the Alameda Municipal Code require the election of a Chair and Vice Chair. The Chair and Vice Chair must be elected “at the first meeting after July 1 of each year when the Commission is fully constituted.”

 

The duties of the Chair and Vice Chair are defined in the bylaws as follows:

 

                     Chair:  who shall preside at all meetings of the Commission, call special meetings, appoint committees, and perform other proper duties of a presiding officer. Except as otherwise authorized by the Commission, the Chair shall sign all correspondence, reports and other instruments approved by the Commission and perform other activities as directed by a majority of the Commission.

                     Vice Chair:  who shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence or incapacity of the Chair; and in case of the resignation or other permanent absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall perform such duties as are imposed on the Chair until such time as the Commission shall select a new chair.

 

The term of office also is defined in the bylaws as follows: “The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, selected by the Commission, shall each serve for a one (1) year term or until successors are appointed.”

 

DISCUSSION

 

The current Chair is Commissioner Sam Soules and the current Vice Chair is Commissioner Tina Yuen.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

 

Electing commission officers is not a project subject to the California Environmental Quality Act.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Nominate and elect a Chair and Vice Chair.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Lisa Foster, Senior Transportation Coordinator